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Manufacturer of NES-themed Glock says weapon won't be sold

Mark O'Beirne

Published 11/04/2016 | 12:54

Precision Syndicate
Precision Syndicate

Precision Syndicate recently posted a photo of a modded Glock that resembled a Nintendo Zapper, but it says the gun won't be mass produced.

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Precision Syndicate has been at the centre of a storm of controversy after modding a Glock handgun to look like a Nintendo Zapper, the light gun that was used for games like Duck Hunt in the 1980s.

The Texas-based firearms manufacturer has released a statement to say that the custom firearm will not be mass produced. “This is a one off custom build for a friend of ours,” it wrote on its Facebook page.

Precision Syndicate warned gun owners, “Oh, and please.. keep your guns locked up and away from children, it's common sense.”

The company revealed that it has received thousands of e-mails and messages in the past two days. Reaction has been mixed with some saying that it is tasteless, if not dangerous, to mod a weapon to look like a toy, while others have said that it’s clearly built for collectors.

Precision Syndicate was pleased with how the modded weapon turned out. "We weren't the first to do it, but WOW, this glock turned out good," it wrote on its Facebook page last week, which in turn kicked off the controversy.

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